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by Steve Nauman
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  • Jul31Sat

    Life’s Highway

    July 31, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    Have you ever wondered how once in a great while, it seems like God sent a friend into your life and you didn’t even realize it was happening? Maybe that sounds a little strange to you, or it’s never happened to you, but it has to me and I’m writing about it today!

    From the late 1980’s through the late 1990’s, I...

  • Jun18Fri

    Mountains And Valleys

    June 18, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    The highest elevation in the county of upstate NY where I grew up was almost 3400 ft. There were lots of rolling hills, valleys, streams and some mountains! It has been close to 45 years since I moved to Indiana, and every time I visit the area where I grew up I notice changes. The first is people! Just about everyone who was a generation older...

  • Apr22Thu

    Listen To them, But Follow Him

    April 22, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    Probably the most important thing I learned when I started working in my father’s store at age 7 was to listen, not talk. As a boy working in that little country store, I used to love just listening to some of the “old timers” telling stories that almost always began with: “well, years ago...” It was somewhat...

  • Mar16Tue

    The Orchard

    March 16, 2021

    We have an orchard on our little farm. There are several different varieties of apples, we also have some cherries, peaches, pears and grapes. It has taken over 25 years to get them all mature to the point where they are now, yet we are never guaranteed a crop of fruit! Once in a while we will get a late freeze that kills most of the blossoms...

  • Feb22Mon

    Angels And Stethoscopes

    February 22, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    This blog is possibly a little more personal than most that I’ve written because this one deals with Nurses. Personal, because for many years they were my main contact and constant point of help during the years of my first wife’s illness. Now, it’s still personal because I have two sisters who have been nurses, one just...

  • Feb1Mon


    February 1, 2021 by Steve Nauman
    I’m glad that I’ve been able to make “choices” as I travel on this journey we call life! Now of course, early in life our parents, almost nonstop it seems at times really help with “teaching” us about making good choices. Hopefully you had parents who helped you with that.....I know I sure did!
    One thing my...
  • Jan15Fri

    Where’s The Keeper?

    January 15, 2021 by Steve Nauman

    My great grandfather who was born in 1880, had a general store in the rolling hills of upstate New York. Then my grandfather bought that general store, and my father bought the store from him. I started working in that store when I was 7 years old, and even though the plan was for me to take it over one day, I moved away when I was 20.  For...

  • Nov25Wed

    In Everything.....

    November 25, 2020 by Steve Nauman

    Once again we made it to Thanksgiving week! Many people say that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday of the whole year......But I think it will be a little (or a lot) different for most of us this year.....because of COVID.

    I remember some wonderful childhood Thanksgivings. We would have an informal church service in the morning, usually a...

  • Oct15Thu

    Go Back, Find The Blood

    October 15, 2020 by Steve Nauman
    Deer season opened a couple of weeks ago in this part of the country. I know several people who get very excited for every phase - Bow, Gun and Black Powder - and they hunt in all three if possible! I have nothing against deer hunting, in fact I feel it’s necessary to help control the incredible crop damage the deer cause to the farm...
  • Aug30Sun

    What Hair?

    August 30, 2020 by Steve Nauman

    One of my childhood memories is the family dinner table. My father tried to have the family seated together at the supper table—even though that meant our meal was close to 7 PM because of my father’s store closing at 6 most nights, (Monday and Friday it closed at 9!) 
    But we always had the same seating arrangement, everyone...

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